There are many ways to make a difference at Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center. Volunteers, interns, partners, instructors and donors help guide our programs, assist with classes and outings, provide job skills training, raise funds and make our communities more inclusive. We serve the full range of adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities.
“Thank you for building a community for Abby where she can enjoy her friends, learn something new and relax in a place where being herself is celebrated!”
— Abby’s mom, Rebecca, Snohomish, Washington
Volunteer With Us
We rely on volunteers to fulfill the center’s vision of lifelong learning and better quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities. Most volunteers help with classes at the Alyssa Burnett Center in Bothell. Other opportunities include supporting outings or helping with administrative duties. See the steps to volunteer at the center.
Intern With Us
The Alyssa Burnett Center is a training and fieldwork site for students preparing for careers in a wide range of fields. These include music therapy, art therapy, social work, health studies, community psychology, education and business. Learn about internships at the Alyssa Burnett Center.
Partner With Us
We welcome ideas for outings and engagement opportunities from businesses and community organizations. Another way to help is to host a fundraiser to benefit the center. Email us to learn more.
Read how Yon mastered the art of small talk, went to his first dance and landed a job with help from the Alyssa Burnett Center’s programs.
Teach for Us
We welcome new instructors who have a passion for teaching adults with developmental disabilities. Our classes cover a wide range of topics, such as life skills, cooking, art, music, fitness, gardening, gaming and more. We are always looking to expand our offerings. If you are interested in teaching, please visit Seattle Children’s careers website to see current openings.
Donors help us expand our services, provide scholarships and serve more participants and families. To ensure your gift goes directly to the Alyssa Burnett Center, use this link: Donate now.
If you want to make an in-kind gift, check our wish list on Amazon.com. Items you purchase will ship directly to us.
Join Our Guild
Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the nation.
- Email Aileen Kelly or call 206-987-4816 to learn more about joining the Friends of the Alyssa Burnett Center guild.
- Join our guild or renew your membership.
- Learn more about guilds.
Read about our classes and outings.